There's something to be said about the ability to see things from a different perspective. I love learning new spiritual disciplines (though sometimes painful!), studying God's word and applying it in practical ways in my life, and seeing God's word opened up in a new light. There are also plenty of times as a Christian woman when I know God is up to something simply divine and I'm given this honorable position on the sidelines, trying to peek around the next corner, anxious to see what is coming, trying to keep a quiet heart.
Now is one of those times.
As Sean and I bathe these days in prayer I find myself upset with myself for ever forgetting that these aren't just ordinary days that we're given to live. Laundry, dishes, and swimming lessons aren't the big family picture. God is always doing something, whether or not there are outwards signs to make us aware. His hand is always at work. God is not just a small part of our family's life, our destiny. Instead, we are a part of His eternal plan, small time, small time players in a much bigger photograph.